Today we finally had our musical instrument contest. The criteria was to make an instrument that was creative and could play a recognisable tune. The children have been working on this for a few weeks and there was a fantastic range of ideas.
After a lot of hard decision-making Ms Scanlan thought that Fearne had made an instrument that played the best tune and Fiona, Hannah and Eveline and Isla and Kathryn’s groups had included the most creative ideas. Mrs Henderson came in to see them all and we both thought that everyone had worked really well on the task. (2 votes, average: 1.00 out of 1) Loading...
It has been lovely to see everyone back in school this year. Our topic for the first part of this term is Sound. After completing a formative assessment task, where we remembered what we already know about sound, we had a fun afternoon making string telephones and testing how well sound travels through different materials. (2 votes, average: 1.00 out of 1) Loading...
This week we have been making lighthouses so that Santa can find his way to Shetland! We used circuits with switches and bulbs. The children made some detailed models. They looked fantastic. (No Ratings Yet) Loading...
This afternoon Emma Chittick came into class to teach us about the use of drones in the World of Work. We found out about how drones are used in lots of different jobs and then we got to go up to the hall to try some out.
We worked in pairs and had a drone and an iPad to fly the drone with. We had to fly the drones up to six posters that had been placed around the hall and then we take pictures of the posters and read tiny words on them. It was so much fun. There might be a few drones added to Christmas lists!
This is the first time that Emma has used the drones with primary school children and she was very impressed with the P6/7 class. (2 votes, average: 1.00 out of 1) Loading...
This afternoon we had a fantastic game design session with Emma Chittick. We used arcade.makecode.com to design our own game. It was quite hard to follow the instructions but everyone managed to make their own game. They looked really good.
This morning we had a really exciting workshop with Emma Chittick. She taught us about renewable energy and then we had to make a LEGO wind turbine. At the end of the lesson we tested all the turbines to see which produced the most energy. Kathryn and Isla WON!!!
Drew brought his new drone into school today, to show us what he can do with it.
He took our new class photo with it, from the air and explained how he can use it to video the school and local environment. We all really enjoyed it and loved watching the videos and seeing the photos.
This afternoon we continued on with our energy topic by looking at how pneumatic systems work.
We used two syringes, some tubing, a burger box, a paper cup and a pipe cleaner. We have made our model and they all open and close using pneumatics. We just need to paint and decorate them…watch this space!
So here they are, the wonderful, fun loving new P6/7s Just another blogs.glowscotland.org.uk – Shetland site